#108 Why It’s So Hard To Discuss Medical Cannabis, Healthy Holiday Party Planning, Eating Nutritiously On a Budget and Stomach Cancer Awareness Day

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 30 and December 1, 2019 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss why it’s so difficult to discuss medical cannabis meaningfully with Dr. Jonathan Simone, healthy holiday party planning with Stacey Evans, how to eat nutritiously on a budget with Shauna Lindzon and stomach cancer awareness with Teresa Tiano

We specifically discuss:

Discussing Medical Cannabis

  • What are the challenges of speaking about medical cannabis?
  • The stigma of cannabis
  • The previous illegality of cannabis
  • Prohibition of clinical studies
  • The research of medical cannabis
  • Cannabis Use Disorder
  • My Cannabis Evidence Portal
  • Educating physicians about medical cannabis
  • How does cannabis affect the body?
  • Cannabinoids
  • Where is the research into cannabis going?

Healthy Holiday Party Planning

  • Why would you hire a party planner for a smaller event?
  • What makes an event memorable?
  • What are the mistakes that people make in hosting an event?
  • Set your budget first
  • What are ways to save money on your event?
  • How can you host a healthy and mindful event?
  • How do you host an event for those on special diets?
  • Party In A Box

Eating Nutritiously On A Budget

  • Basic shopping tips
  • Make a shopping list
  • Avoid processed and prepared foods
  • Flip (app) and comparative shopping
  • Affinity programs
  • Buying in bulk
  • Have the proper storage tools: freezer bags and class containers
  • Leftovers

Stomach Cancer Awareness Day

  • Living with the diagnosis of stomach cancer
  • The nature of stomach cancer
  • My Gut Feeling
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness Day

For more information about show sponsor Aphria and Dr. Jonathan Simone go here.

To learn more about Eventspot and Stacey Evans go here.

To lean more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Teresa Tiano and My Gut Feeling go here.

#102 Research on Medical Cannabis for Seniors, Mediterranean Cookbooks, Sex Isn’t Just About The Orgasm and Setting Up A Home Gym On A Shoestring

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 19 and 20, 2019 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss current research on medical cannabis for seniors with Philippe Lucas, cookbooks celebrating the foods of the Mediterranean with Naomi Bussin, that great sex isn’t just about having an orgasm with Carlyle Jansen and how to set up a home gym on a budget with Kathleen Trotter.

We specifically discuss:

Current Research into Medical Cannabis for Seniors

  • An ongoing study on medical cannabis and older patients
  • How is the study being conducted?
  • The impact of medical cannabis on prescription drug use
  • CBD vs. poly-pharmaceutical approach
  • 80% of patients 55+ prefer CBD vs. THC
  • 75% of patients 55+ prefer to ingest vs. inhalation of cannabis
  • Normalization of medical cannabis
  • Tracking of adverse events
  • CBD products that contain trace elements of THC

Mediterranean Cookbooks

  • Why do people enjoy the food of the Mediterranean?
  • Southern Italian cuisine
  • Food of the Italian South
  • Polenta with wild greens, Zucchini soup. Cavatelli with wild mint and tomatoes
  • Greek cuisine
  • Orexi!
  • Israeli cuisine
  • Sababa
  • Dips, Salads, Flatbread, Hummus, Lemon Cauliflower on Labneh

Sex Isn’t Just About the Orgasm

  • Orgasms as a goal vs. “the icing on the cake”
  • Inability to reach orgasm
  • Pleasure is important
  • Focus on pleasure vs. an orgasm
  • How do we get more pleasure?
  • Mindfulness and sex
  • Stimulants¬† – alcohol, cannabis etc.
  • Risk and Authenticity
  • Communication

Setting Up a Home Gym on a Budget

  • Benefits of exercising at home
  • The importance of consistency
  • The space for a home gym
  • Cardiovascular exercise and strength training
  • Inexpensive fitness equipment: Skipping ropes, bands, free weights, mini-trampoline, gliders, stability ball, foam rollers

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For more information about Philippe Lucas go here.

To read Naomi Bussin’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.